Scientists Fearful of ‘Ecological Risks’ Sparked by GMO Microalgae

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Source: Natural Society

“The concern is we’re going to create a monster…”

Researchers at the University of California San Diego and Sapphire Energy have successfully grown genetically modified algae outdoors for the first time. They claim that the GM algae don’t harm native algae populations and, moreover, can fend off deadly bacteria. [1]

Genetically modifying algae makes them grow more quickly. Scientists believe the technology could allow the creation of algae that produce more oil, which can then be used to make biofuels or biodegradable plastics. The genetically engineered algae also have the potential to be made more nutritious, to feed livestock or people.

Stephen Mayfield, a biologist at UC San Diego and co-author of the study, says:

“Every single organism that we use today to produce the food, feed and fiber that we use is genetically modified. This is true for both plants and animals. We did that through…

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The War on Syria: Exposing Media Distortions

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Book review: Washington’s Long War on Syria, by Stephen Gowans

Global Research, May 21, 2017

The war in Syria, mainstream media tell us, is a simple story, with a brutal dictator on one side and freedom-loving rebels on the other. Into this mix, the Islamic State has inserted itself, while the benevolent United States must intervene to rescue the Syrian people. U.S. involvement in Syria, motivated by altruism, the story goes, arose in direct response to events in 2011.

This view is as fanciful as it is notable for its myopic self-regard.

In Washington’s Long War on Syria, Stephen Gowans dismantles the official story, myth by myth, and provides the context without which it would be impossible to understand events.

Gowans relates the history of armed Islamist opposition to the secular government, reaching back decades. U.S. meddling in Syrian affairs also has a long history, as…

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NEW YORK: Former Guinean Minister of Mines Convicted of Receiving and Laundering $8.5 Million in Bribes from China International Fund and China Sonangol DOJ #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.22: Mahmoud Thiam, 50, of New York, was convicted of one count of transacting in criminally derived property and one count of money laundering #AceNewsDesk report

According to the charges, the funds that were laundered were proceeds derived through violations of Guinean bribery laws USDOJ reported

“As a high-level Minister in Guinea, Thiam sold out his country and then used U.S. banks and real estate to hide millions in bribes paid to him by a Chinese conglomerate,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco. “Corruption is a global disease that undermines the rule of law everywhere. The Justice Department is committed to investigating and prosecuting those who commit these crimes and use the U.S. financial system and free marketplace to conceal and benefit from their crimes.”

“As a New York federal jury has now found, Thiam abused his official government position to enrich himself at the expense of one…

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Vice President Mike Pence Starts Notre Dame Commencement Address By Praising Commitment to “Sanctity of Human Life” By Notre Dame, Catholic Church

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By Jessica Sieff

May 21, 2017

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Vice President Mike Pence receives an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame celebrated its 172nd Commencement Ceremony Sunday (May 21) inside the Notre Dame Stadium, with an audience of approximately 24,000 family, friends, faculty and graduates.

The ceremony began an hour later than originally scheduled, to keep the celebration in the stadium and avoid rain, which fell even as guests arrived to watch their graduates take to the field. As all 2,081 degrees were conferred and President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., issued his charge, thick, stubborn clouds that had been present for most of the morning finally parted, allowing the sun to shine down on the Class of 2017.

“I have great weather news,” said Thomas Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University, as the ceremony began. “Father John has decreed no…

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Transport innovation of the week: good coach travel

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One of the benefits of having an airport a couple of miles from my house is that I have good coach connections and get all round the country with relative ease. The downside is that they are coach connections, and so I rarely take advantage of this. Rather than taking the most direct route, coaches tend to meander across the country to pick up passengers, and stops are often in the town centre. It’s a slow and tedious business, with endless hours of queuing in traffic in-between short bursts along the motorway.

There are exceptions, such as the commuter services that come into London, but generally speaking coach travel is a cheap option for those with no choice. It serves students and migrant workers, and those that can afford it take the train or drive.

That’s unfortunate, because in comparative studies of transport methods, coach travel always comes out near…

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The Assault on Trump 

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Source: Paul Craig Roberts

We are witnessing an assault by the national security state and its liberal media on a President of the United States that is unprecedented.

Wild and unsupported accusations of treasonous or illegal Russian connections have been the mainstay of the news since Trump’s campaign for president. These accusations have reached the point that there is an impeachment movement driven by the national security state and its liberal media and endorsed by Democrats, the American leftwing which has turned against the working class as “Trump deplorables,” and luminaries such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe. The Washington Post, which was not present at the meeting of President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, purports to know that Trump gave Lavrov US national security information.

The Russian government has offered the presstitute media a transcript of the meeting, but, of course, the pressitutes are not interested.

The latest…

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WASHINGTON: Former military Sealift Contractor charged with bribery and fraud 1999-2014 receiving $3-million #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.22: A former contractor at the Military Sealift Command (MSC) was indicted for his role in a bribery and fraud conspiracy from approximately 1999 to 2014, in which he allegedly received almost $3 million dollars in bribes // USDOJ #AceNewsDesk report

Scott B. Miserendino Sr., 58, formerly of Stafford, Virginia, was charged in a five-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services mail fraud, one count of bribery and three counts of honest services mail fraud. Miserendino’s arraignment will be scheduled at a later date.

According to allegations in the indictment, Miserendino was a government contractor at MSC, an entity of the U.S. Department of the Navy that provided support and specialized services to the Navy and other U.S. military forces. The indictment alleges that Miserendino and Joseph P. Allen, the owner of a government contracting company, conspired to use Miserendino’s position…

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